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166 of 172 people found the following review helpful.
Some design problems AND vendor tries to manipulate ratings
By K. Kozlowski
This is a cheap piece of plastic that's shaped like the watch itself. It is pretty easy to put on by first wrapping the plastic cover around the crown and then flexing the other side to grab around the front of the watch. It is also easy to bend the plastic clips/flaps when putting it on, especially the two smaller sections on the top and bottom. They do not break off easily, as the plastic has some flexibility to it, but they do crease and at that point the case does not stay on as well.
The plastic looks like it would do a reasonable job of protecting the watch from scratches, but there are several major problems with the design. There is an air gap between the inside of the screen protector and the screen of the watch. This gap reduces the accuracy and detection of screen presses.
The gap also traps moisture. As a result, the case cannot be used effectively while working out. Once moisture exists between the screen and the protector, interacting with the touch screen becomes almost impossible. It is also possible for dirt (including small abrasives like bits of soil and sand) to get stuck between the cover and the watch, causing damage to occur.
UPDATE: This was originally a two-star review, but I'm reducing it to one star because the vendor has now contacted me multiple times and offered to compensate me in exchange for removing my review. If you want better reviews, make better products!
46 of 47 people found the following review helpful.
Gray snap on case! Love it.
I have space gray sports apple watch. Went ahead and ordered the gray thin snap on case. For $7.99 I wasn't expecting much but now after few days of using it, I love it.
1. If you have space gray watch, be sure to order the gray snap on case instead of regular one. It blends right in and hard to even tell that it's on.
2. Everything works great including the force touch.
3. Clean the watch before putting this case on to avoid any lint.
If you are debating on getting something to protect your watch, I recommend getting this case. It's as minimal as you can get, it doesn't take away from the watch and protects the entire screen and the bezel.
37 of 40 people found the following review helpful. See all 840 customer reviews...
Decent protection at a decent price but not without flaws.
I bought this case because it actually covers the front and sides of the Apple Watch... the two most vulnerable surfaces to have potential scratches. Upon receiving the product I noticed how thin and semi-flexible the material was. I assumed it would have been thicker and more substantial but if a product works, I wouldn't mind.
Positives: This product does cover the front face and sides of the Apple Watch, helping to prevent scratches. The product is non-obtrusive and even the version I bought (PC Hard Grey)... albeit tinted... did not make the screen more difficult to read or any darker. The product looks good on the watch and doesn't detract from the watch itself.
Negatives: My first complaint is that the material is so thin that I honestly feel like it should cost a few dollars less. I often judge a product by the materials it is made from and honestly I can't see this costing more than a few cents to make. Put onto market I feel the sweet spot should be $3-5 USD. Aside from that, the fit is snug, but the cover HAS come off 3 times in the two days I have owned it by accidentally brushing against something or knocking it the wrong way, so I would have loved to see a tighter fit around the Apple Watch. Lastly... and this has to be my biggest complaint... is that moisture can collect between the case and the Apple Watch screen. I wash my hands frequently and almost always have to take off the case to dry it and my watch to remove the moisture. I have also found that on certain intense workouts, sweat can produce the same results.
All in all, I am happy to have a frontal screen protection on my Apple Watch, but the product is not perfect and I would have been happier or more complacent with the flaws had I spent less money. Protection is good, but taking off the case every time I wash my hands is a pain.